SA Gaming News Wrap

Hi there, and welcome to the place where South African gamers can find out the results, the events, and the general goings on in the South African gaming scene. Or you can stay uninformed. The choice is yours.

Sales & Discounts

Kalahari.com

A reminder that Kalahari.com has made the Xbox One available for pre-order on their site.

  • Xbox One 500GB Console with Fifa 15 and Forza 5 – R6299. Order here.
  • Xbox One 500GB Console with Kinect, Fifa 15 and Dance Central Spotlight – R7999. Order here.

You can also currently get the ‘Vigilante Edition’ of Watch_Dogs for 50% off.

SteelSeries

A reminder that SteelSeries has launched a campaign to get gamers using their peripherals by offering 30% off if you bring in a working (or even broken) keyboard, mouse or headset to a participating store. More details can be found here, including a list of participating retailers.

MWEB Gamezone Freeze Frag Tournament

Freeze Frag_01MWEB GameZone is proving to be the most consistent provider of console-based competitive Call of Duty tournament in the country, and this weekend saw the finals on their ‘Freeze Frag’ online tournament.

Played on both the Xbox 360 and PS3, and with prizes from Gunnar, Kalahari and more up for grabs, 32 teams started the Xbox 360 tournament, while 16 kicked things off on PS3.

The winner of the PS3 tournament was ROA Gaming, who defeated iiNFECTGaming 3-1, while two F34R teams battled it out in the Xbox 360 final.

F34R_Adept continued their winning ways by defeating F34R_TBG 3-0 in another dominant display.

You can read HoldenZA’s coverage of the tournament here.

Don’t forget, this weekend, 16 teams will be battling it out in the MWEB GameZone Master Series JHB LAN. Keep your eyes on social media for links to the streams.

Gaming World SA

GWSA_01The day before the MWEB Freeze Frag semis and final, Gaming World SA hosted their ‘Prep’ LAN, which saw F34R_Adept and five more Cape Town teams battle in a round robin event to warm up for this weekend’s MWEB JHB LAN.

The atmosphere was relaxed but still offered the teams heading to JHB the opportunity to get their eye in before heading north.

While it may be no surprise that F34R_Adept walked off as the undefeated winners, the other teams did prove to be more than competitive, with Team Polar grabbing second spot.

You can view the full bracket here.

We also took a few photos at the event, and you can see them here.

Do Gaming League

DoGamingLeague_01The Winter Leg of the DoGaming League has come to an end (generally). Some of the titles will now head into the playoffs, while the winners in most of the Premier Divisions have been decided.

The FIFA 14 on Xbox 360 saw Irshaad ‘IRI_007’ Mahomed take first spot in the Premier Division. The Open Division can be viewed here.

In the Call of Duty Ghosts on X360, F34R_Adept took the Premier Division, while High 5 and Sector 17 took top spot in their respective groups in the Open Division. Details of the play-offs can be found here.

All the brackets from the Championship Titles:

All the brackets from the League Games:

Energy eSports

Energy eSports_Logo_01Energy eSports has announced the addition of the Dota 2 ‘eVo’ team from Liberty eSports following the conclusion of the DoGaming League Winter Leg.

The Energy eSports eVo team will remain unchanged for the DoGaming Championsip and will feature the following players:

  • Riaan ‘DoMzZz’ Visser
  • Jeffrey ‘ImpaQt’ Waller
  • Robert ‘rAgeBos’ Huckle
  • Rynhardt ‘RDK’ De Kock
  • Pan ‘[]lovemamo’ Jerry

HearthBattles

HearthBattles saw Marax crowned as their latest champion in their ‘Innervate’ Tournament Series. Battling out 28 other players on 10 July, Marax took tournament six of the Hearthstone event.

MSSA

The MSSA has announced the date for their online StarCraft II Schools Championship. Players registered as high school learners may take part in the 2 August 2014 tournament which will award medals to the top three, as well as school provincial colours.

Click here for full Press Release: »

Details of the championship are:

Tournament Structure:

  • Swiss Rounds

Eligibility to enter:

  • Only learners who are registered as high school learners may enter. Registration forms must still be completed and submitted, but any learner that enters does not need to be a Registered Player.
  • Participants who are still minors must get a guardian to submit their entry for the tournament
  • Participants must own a legal version of Starcraft 2
  • Participants must be resident in South Africa

Registration:

  • To register, a completed registration form must be either faxed to 086 672 1911 or sent as a pdf to mindsportssa@iafrica.com
  • Registrations shall close on 31 July 2014 at 24H00.

When and Where:

  • 2 August 2014 – Start time 10H00
  • The tournament will run via the European Battle.net server

The championship is accredited as being of the same status as a provincial championship. This means that the championship shall be used for the following:

  • The awarding of school provincial colours;
  • The awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both men and women;

Please note that the actual hand-over of medals shall only be done at a MSSA Championships, whether it be a Regional, Provincial, and National event. Only if there is not a MSSA event in the region in which the gamer resides shall the MSSA deviate from such policy.

Videos

The Top 5 goals from the DGL Winter Leg brought to you by BeZerk Gaming.

Upcoming Events

  • It’s the JHB leg of the MWEB GameZone Masters Series which will see 16 teams compete over two days in Call of Duty Ghosts on Xbox 360. Streams are a given, but we suggest keeping your eye on our social media for links to them.
  • Good Game Cafe in Gauteng is hosting a FIFA 14 toournament for PS3 on Saturday 19 July from 1pm. Details can be found here.
  • If you’re looking for a spot (and live in Cape Town) to watch The International (Dota 2 $10 million tournament), then head to Braccianos e-Sports Lounge. They’ll be sure to keep you entertained for the big event.
  • Games On in Rondebosch is also showing matches from The International, so you have some choice there then.

For more events happening this July, head here.

You can find out about even more events happening in South Africa in our events calendar. If you want all the news about goings on in South Africa, simply click on the SA flag to be whisked to the most comprehensive coverage of South African gaming that you will find on the internet. You may just be surprised by how much is happening around the country.

Know of anything gaming related happening or happened in South Africa? Drop us an email at info@zombiegamer.co.za and we will do our best to cover it.

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